What is TMJ?

If you have problems with pain in your jaw, do you ever think about going to the dentist to get it treated? Most people don’t, which is understandable. After all, a dentist just fixes teeth, right? Well, not exactly. Dentists like Dr. Carl McMillan at TMJ Therapy in American Fork, Utah can help with jaw problems, especially a common one... read more »

All You Need to Know About TMJ Treatment

As a TMJ sufferer, you’re likely tired of the pain and inconvenience associated with the problem. This likely leads to searching for different TMJ disorder treatments. Our dental team doesn’t blame you! Discomfort and limited functionality in the jaw joints of the mouth can be quite troublesome. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help your jaw joint return to... read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with TMJ Care

If you wish for your smile to continue to operate as intended, it is important to make sure all parts involved work as intended. This includes your temporomandibular joints, also called your TMJs. TMJs are ball-and-socket joints located within your jaw that are essential for opening and closing your mouth and eating and chewing as intended. To help avoid the... read more »

Bruxism Signs and Symptoms

Bruxism is an oral health condition in which you clench and grind your teeth, typically while you sleep. It can introduce a lot of issues with your teeth, such as cracking, becoming worn down, and creating tension in your temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can be caused by stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, malocclusion (or “bad bite”), teeth that are missing or crooked... read more »

Outlining the Basics of TMJs

Did you know that temporomandibular joints, also referred to as TMJs, are extremely beneficial for the proper functioning of your mouth? Not only do they play a key role in speaking, but they are also responsible for chewing correctly. If for any reason your TMJs are damaged, your oral health will suffer. Thus, be aware of all causes of TMJ... read more »

Spotting TMJ

Did you know, if you suffer from painful headaches or jaw pain, this could be a sign of TMJ? TMJ is a disorder that can cause many problems in your jaw joints, ears, head, face, and even teeth. This disorder can be painful and is important to find a solid treatment plan to reduce the pain.   Here at TMJ... read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: TMJs

In order to ensure your teeth are properly cared for, it is important to take into account all areas of your jaw and face. One of the most important sections of your mouth involves the joints in your jaw known as the temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs. If damage to your TMJs occurs, it can severely debilitate your smile including... read more »

TMJ Symptoms

Do you wake up with painful jaw movements? Do you find it hard to eat, talk, or yawn? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ and should seek help right away. There are two joints on each side of your face that control the movement of your jaw if you hear popping, clicking, fell tension or pain, you could be... read more »

What Is the Cause of TMJ

Are your teeth starting to look dull or flat? Do you wake up with a headache, damaged teeth or dental restorations, or cuts or damage to the inside of your cheeks? Does your partner tell you that you grind your teeth or snore when you sleep? If you have these symptoms, you may have bruxism which could lead to TMJ. Bruxism... read more »

How Orthodontics Can Fix Your TMJ

If you have TMJ disorder, orthodontics might be just the solution for permanently correcting your bite. How exactly does that work? Here’s the low-down: Many TMJ disorders are caused by what is called a malocclusion – that’s just a fancy term for a bad bite. Your misaligned bite can cause stress on your jaw and teeth, causing pain and popping... read more »